Majors and Your Career

As a student, you have important choices to make. Choosing the best academic major for you establishes a solid foundation for your future goals. CSO serves students deciding on an academic major and assists with self-exploration. You can receive career counseling, take career assessments, and search for information regarding specific careers to make a well-informed decision about your career path.

The sections below outline the process for the Choosing a Major Program. Send us an e-mail or give us a call to get the process started.



To create a Focus2 account click here.

NOTE: The account creation process will require you to use your IU South Bend e-mail address. Please use '' regardless of whether you have a umail or imail account.

Use the link in the navigation bar to the left to log in once your account is created.

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1. Contact CSO

2. Focus2 Career Assessments

The Focus2 helps you make career decisions by providing a tool to explore career options through connecting your Interests, Personality, Skills, and Values. Focus2 analyzes your choices and compiles possible majors and careers based upon your responses. This allows you to gain a better understanding of what career is right for you.
The Focus2 helps you to:

  • Decide which career path is right for you
  • Choose a degree centered around the job you want
  • Help you reach more fulfillment in your job
  • Make a career move
  • Decide which educational programs and training are right for you

The Focus2 contains 5 self-assessments that determine your level of interest in occupational institutions, professional activities, hobbies, leisure activities and diverse types of people. It comes with a detailed report of results including: possible majors, careers and even average salaries. You will also get access to online tools that will help you with job hunting, interview skills and résumé building.

3. CSO Appointment

4. Meet with Academic Advisors

5. Declare Your Major